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JAMAICA WINS TOP AWARD IN CARIBBEAN SCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO!

 Cast and crew of Jonkanoo Jamboree shortly after winning the Best Production Award at the Caribbean Schools’ Drama Festival 2015 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. The ceremony was held Friday at Southern Academy of the Performing Arts.—

JAMAICA captured Best Production Award for Jonkanoo Jamboree at the recent Caribbean Schools’ Drama Festival 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago.

The awards ceremony was held at the Southern Academy of the Performing Arts in San Fernando.

Written by Aston Cooke, Jonkanoo Jamboree, a comedy, also won awards for Best Music, Best Choreography (Danar Royal), Best Actress (Melessa Vassell), Best Supporting Actor (Jadon Barton-Williams), Best Supporting Actress (Jhada Ann Walker), and Most Promising Actress (Nardia Scott).

The regional festival, which started in 1994, took place from November 1-7. It had entries from eight counties including St Lucia, Antigua, Anguilla, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, British Virgin Islands, and Barbados.

Aston Cooke

Aston Cooke

Eleven Jamaican high school students were selected from the Schools’ Drama Festival of Jamaica to represent the island.

The festival highlights the creativity of Caribbean youth. Adjudicators for the 2015 Caribbean Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival were Dr Dani Lyndersay (Trinidad and Tobago), Kentillia Louis (St Lucia) and Harlan Penn of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington.

Jamaica’s participation was made possible by sponsorship from the CHASE Fund.

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